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Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Catalan
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Walking down the ramblas we came to La Boqueria, and chose this one out of the many restaurants in the location. Although very busy place a waiter managed to get us seats at the bar. Excellent fresh sea food, fair prices and great attention!. Worth...visiting!!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed November 11, 2022 via mobile

Shocking service and way over priced for the standard of food. €17.50 for garlic prawns that were tasteless, tiny and of the quality that you could pick up from Lidl for a few euros... It was literally smart price prawns in cheap garlic oil. Amazing...considering they are in a fresh food market! Half the order turned up then the other half seemed to be forgotten. Worried and hurried looking staff brought the rest over ten minutes later. You are better off walking around the food market and buying off the vendors as you go! It's one of the only times on my many visits to Barcelona I have felt like I have been mugged, absolute Rip off.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed November 10, 2022

Wife had come before and made sure I came here during my trip.. Great service (Santiago!), v.tasty Sea Bream, and unreal aubergine! Proper-looking gambas as well. Next time!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 15, 2022 via mobile

Freshest tapas and seafood available! The energy is so fun and the staff is wonderful! If you’re looking for good food just a step away from a hyper-tourist area (La Rambla)- look no further.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 9, 2022 via mobile

The food that was supposed to be hot was served cold. The drinks that were supposed to be cold were warm. Service was just horrible and there were more people working there than there were guests. Prices were absurd for Spain and even for touristy...Barcelona. AVOID!!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 2, 2022

Good service and fresh seafood and grilled vegetables. Good waiters. It can be busy at lunch hour, specially when there are lots of cruise ships in port.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 5, 2022 via mobile

Simple, super fresh seafood, cooked in front of you (sit at the bar!) If you want a plate of seafood straight off the grill, out of the pan or from the fryer, this is the place to go! Generous portions with a good choice and...wines and a must have cold beer. Nice staff, fair prices for high quality food.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed June 24, 2022 via mobile

Definitely one of the nicer tapas bars/counters in Barcelona. Located in the amazing Mercat de la Boqueria, which will be one of your favorite place to stroll. The food is classic tapas and the selection is amazing.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 20, 2022 via mobile

I ate twice at the Central Bar, the place on the right side of La Boqueria. The food was excellent, at a very good price. Everything is fresh and cooked on the spot. Asked by Yasser, he advised us with the menu. In addition to...the good recommendations, he was very attentive to our comfort and safety. I recommend Saint Jacques shells, baby octopus, tuna fish, fried anchovies and baked peppers.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 17, 2022

Very expensive for very bland OK food. Staff too busy getting more customers than serving the ones they have.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 24, 2022 via mobile

Just like La Boqueria in Barcelona. Great food, great cocktails, seafood to die for. So cool to have this in the Adelaide Central Markets which is up there with Avignon markets for pure excellence.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed April 18, 2022 via mobile

After seeing this bar recommended on a few websites we thought we’d give it a try. Queued for a little bit as it was busy and then showed to our seats. The menu looked very appetising with plenty of variety. Unfortunately what we weren’t told...until we went to order was that there was quite a lot of items not available at that time. We were then rushed to make a decision by an impatient waitress and sadly the tapas dishes we did get were average. The overall atmosphere of the place is brilliant and being located in the middle of the marketplace allowed us to scope out all the stalls around us. I think at a less busy time and with a full menu this would be a brilliant place.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 15, 2022 via mobile

Best paella so far in Barcelona! Chaotic, due to crazy crowds in the market, but we’ll worth it! Service is amazing but be prepared but a hectic environment.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 6, 2022

We have been visiting Barcelona for many years and always take a trip round the market. A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I decided to grab a few tapas in the heart of it. It's fair to say it was disappointing. The travel...guides and blogs would have you believe that the market is the place to enjoy freshly prepared dishes at reasonable prices in a buzzing atmosphere. I would personally describe it as a 'tourist trap'. There was nothing memorable apart from the portion size of the padron peppers which was huge. The tortilla was reheated and overcooked. The two accompanying beers were expensive. You have to question why they were bottled when we had requested canas. Draft was available. We will be sticking to our tried and tested on the next visit to the city.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed March 3, 2022 via mobile

Amazing food and service. Special thanks to Sandra and Yasser. Really enjoyed the seafood paella 🥘 the grilled squid 🐙 and the anchovies. خويا ياسر ستيلك يعجبني 🤣🤣

Date of visit: March 2022
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4